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Re: hashlib.c add NULL check for "string" parameter

From: Ángel González
Subject: Re: hashlib.c add NULL check for "string" parameter
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:19:40 +0200

Notes Jonny wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 2:04 PM, Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On 9/29/14, 8:22 AM, Notes Jonny wrote:
> >> Hello
> >> I noticed hash_search() did not check if "string" parameter was
> >> non-NULL. Please find attached a patch for this.
> >
> > It's the caller's responsibility to ensure that the string passed to
> > hash_search is non-NULL.
> What's your rationale for that?

He defines the function interface as not allowing a NULL pointer. It has
to be checked by someone, sure, but both checked by caller and checked
by callee are valid approaches.

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